Designed for day-boats, club houses, sport grounds, parks, local weather stations…
CV7SF is a new wind sensor which completes the LCJ Capteurs series of ultrasonic products. It is wireless, stationary, and without the need of a separate power supply. The radio signal is remotely received by a receiver/decoder box and formatted, providing standardised messages directly usable by computer USB or COM ports or by specialised navigation displays. The receiver is a low consumption unit and may also be supplied from the 12 V, from COM port or USB port. The link range is more than 50 m in free space.
CV7SF is the new wind sensor from LCJ Capteurs.
Wireless, with no moving parts, and self-powered, it spectacularly simplifies installation, making it ideal for applications where running a cable is difficult or impossible. One of its advantages is to simplify installation on elevated sites for measurements where the wind is free and unobstructed.
Another advantage for sailboats is the elimination of cable weight in the mast. CV7SF combines advanced technologies: ultrasonic measurements, solar power supply, wireless digital transmissions, super-capacitor for electrical energy storage.
The CV7SF wind sensor integrates a radio transmitter, a photovoltaic cell and an energy accumulator.
A measurement of wind speed/direction and temperature is transmitted for a short time interval of 25 ms at an average rate of 1 second during the day and 15 seconds during the night to cover a 15-hour night. We do not recommend using the CV7SF wind sensor for feeding the autopilot in wind mode. All LCJ Capteurs sensors are designed and manufactured in the Nantes region in France where they are fully tested throughout the manufacturing process.